Please Pray for Maggie

Hi, this is Maggie’s mom, Valerie. You might know me from my blog, Living Lighter in Atlanta, but I haven’t been on it much this summer, so you might not… Anyway, she gave me permission to post here today when I asked her because she is really sick with strep throat and I would love if you guys would pray for her and maybe send her some virtual hugs.

She has been sick since last Monday but it was finally obvious that she needed a doctor on Thursday. We had a crazy week with her youngest brother who needed to go to multiple places (pediatrician, ER, and the children’s hospital in Atlanta) to rule out appendicitis and then her other brother got sick. Ugh! But she has been such a trooper. She babysat her sister (for many hours!) when we needed her, even though she felt awful.

When we went to her doctor on Thursday, she tested positive for strep so we thought she’d be feeling better soon after getting on antibiotics but that hasn’t been the case. Unfortunately, even after taking six doses of amoxicillin, she seems to be getting worse, not better. 😦 I’m not sure, but we’ll probably end up back at the doctor tomorrow…and now her little sister has a fever, too, so they both might need to be seen.

Maggie had her blog posts from this week ready to go before getting sick and I don’t think she mentioned not feeling well (she likes being cheery and positive) but she is doing ROUGH. Please pray that we get things sorted and she starts feeling better.

Oh, and any tips for dealing with the pain of strep throat? She’s really hurting and Tylenol doesn’t help. :/

Thanks so much. πŸ™‚

115 thoughts on “Please Pray for Maggie

  1. Certainly I’ll pray for Maggie, that she has a quick recovery, and no more pain. If Tylenol doesn’t help, then I would try honey, tea, salt water, or Apple Cider Vinegar. I’m so sorry she is sick, I know how bad strep throat can be 😦
    ~ Megan Joy

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  2. Hope she gets better :).
    I’ve had a few family members get strep throat and I’ve heard it’s pretty bad… Sending good wishes her way and just wanting to tell her how wonderful she is :)).
    XOXO, Stella

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  3. I’m really sorry I don’t have suggestions, having not had strep throat myself. But she is in good hands and she has love and support, and hopefully they find something that works for her. Sending all my very best wishes – love and hugs Maggie! Β β™₯
    Caz xx

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  4. Poor Maggie! I hope she gets well soon, I actually had strep a few weeks ago, so my suggestion would be lots and lots of cold water, and suck on cough drops, I prefer honey because it soothes my throat. I wish you all the best! Oh, and lots of sleep, the body needs time to get better. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you!! ❀ I got as much rest as I could, and cold water did a great job of soothing my throat. Thankfully, I started feeling better yesterday, and today has been even better. πŸ™‚

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  5. Oh I will pray!! I’ve been praying for your family, now I will pray for you in specific. Your blog is awesome, it’s so sad that your not feeling well.

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